Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: CRIJ-2313 (Section: 71, CRN: 92043)
Correctional Systems and Practices
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Instructor Information
Instructor Gregory Clark
Email clarkgw@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6330
Office Educational I - Room: 133
Office Hours This course is offered in an online format. Please allow 24 hours for a response to emails. I will not respond to emails on the weekends. 
Additional Contact Information clarkgw@lamarpa.edu
Course Information
Description This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Introduction to Corrections, 3rd Edition, Sage Publishing, 2019. ISBN: 9781544365848
Additional Materials/Resources None 
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Describe the American Judicial Systems (civil, criminal, juvenile), their jurisdiction, development, and structure (PSLO 1, 2, 5, Alpha); measured by embedded test questions, project, pre-test/post-test.
2.Analyze the function and dynamics of the court room working group (PSLO 1, 2, 5, 6, Alpha); measuredby embedded test questions, projects, and pre-test/post-test for alpha.
3. Identify the judicial processesfrom pretrial to appeal (PSLO 1, 2, 5 Alpha); measured by embedded test questions and projects and pre-test/post/test for alpha.
4. Describe the significant Constitutional Amendments, doctrines, and othersources of law in the American Judicial System; (PSLO 2, Alpha); measured by embedded test questions
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Lecture Topics Outline
Chapter 1: Early History of Punishment and the Development of Prisons in the United States
Chapter 2: Ideological an Theoretical Underpinnings to Sentencing and Correctional Policy 
Chapter 3: Correctional Law an Legal Liabilities
Chapter4: Jail and Detention Facilities

Chapter 5: Probation
Chapter 6: Intermediate Sanctions
Chapter 7: Facility Design To Meet Security And Programming Needs
Chapter 8: Classification And Custody Levels
Chapter9: Prison Subculture And Prison Gang Influence 
Chapter 10: Immigration Detention Centers

Chapter 11: Female Offenders In Correctional Systems
Chapter 12: Specialized Inmate Populations
Chapter 13: Juvenile Correctional Systems
Chapter 14: Correctional Administration

Chapter 15: Prison Programming
Chapter 16: Parole and Reintegration
Chapter 17: The Death Penalty
Chapter 18: Program Evaluation, Evidence Based Practices, And Future Trends In Corrections
Major Assignments Schedule None
Final Exam Date December 10, 2023 - 8:0 AM   Through  December 13, 2023 - 8:0 PM
Grading Scale None
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams - 50%, Quizzes - 20%, Discussion Board - 15%, Course Project - 15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No late assignments will be accepted. 
Attendance Policy Students should log in 3-4 times per week. 
Additional Information None
Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431